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Children's Place Learning Center

2210 Wilbur Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5228

(269) 387-2277


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"If you ask family members raising any child to describe that child, you will likely find they each describe the child differently. Even siblings from the same family are unique to themselves in their personalities and stages of development. This is a critical point for families to consider when looking for childcare, and a significant difference when comparing WMU Children's Place Learning Center to other childcare centers in the Kalamazoo area.
Your child's style of learning is unique—and our individualized child-initiated learning curriculum and teaching philosophy tailors learning to each child rather than a "one size fits all" approach typical in childcare centers. WMU Children's Place provides developmentally appropriate activities that reflect your child's learning style. By offering variety, and a staff trained to assess and hone in on your child's developmental milestones, the learning process excels.
The Children's Place has a distinctive philosophy in childcare, with a focus on:
• Individualized Child-Initiated Learning
• Hands-on Experience
• Personal and Social Interaction
• Movement and Physical Development
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddlers Daily Schedule
7:00 am - 9:00 am Welcome, Breakfast, Learning Centers
9:00 am - 9:30 am Snack
9:30 am - 11:15 am Art, Sensory, Outdoor Play, Learning Centers
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Song time, Lunch, Circle Time
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Rest Time
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Learning Center, Snack, Outdoor Play
5:30 pm Center Closes
Daily Schedule(preschoolers)
7:00 am - 8:30 am Welcome, Breakfast
7:00 am - 11:00 am Learning Centers
9:45 am - 10:15 am Snack
11:00 am - 11:30 am Outside play
11:30 am - Noon Lunch
Noon - 1:00 pm Group time, Learning Centers
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Rest time
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Quiet Learning Centers (for children who don't rest)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Outside play, Learning Centers
5:30 pm Center closes
Excerpted from the preschool's website